Google reports Q4 earnings, says a quarter of a billion use Android globally
As we reported earlier, the company said that it has over 90 million Google+ users with 54 million active daily. Around the world, a stunning 250 million people are using an Android handset and a total of 11 billion apps have been downloaded from the Android Market. Google CEO Larry Page said, "I am super excited about the growth of Android, Gmail, and Google+, which now has 90 million users globally – well over double what I announced just three months ago. By building a meaningful relationship with our users through Google+ we will create amazing experiences across our services. I’m very excited about what we can do in 2012 – there are tremendous opportunities to help users and grow our business."
Assuming that the deal closes, next year's earnings will be impacted by the inclusion of Motorola Mobility's results. It will be interesting to see how manufacturing Android phones impacts Google's bottom line. Wall Street didn't go for the report too much as Google's stock dropped more than 9% after hours, for a decline of more than $57 to $581.90.
source: Google, Yahoo!Financial
1. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
I really really hope they are not counting my google plus account. I visit that to just give my eyes a rest from fb.
2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 661; Member since: 19 May 2011)
I like google+ so does the NSA they even rewrote android to be more secure and put out Android SE Devs are going to go nutz making Android SE roms now Android is the most secure OS thanks NSA
5. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Hey can someone tell me what does ''with google'' mean cause samsung galaxy s2 doesn't have with google while lg optimus 2x has.
8. jbash (Posts: 342; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
it also means that it has google apps(market, maps, navigation, gmail, gtalk) preinstalled.
the kindle fire is not a with google android device, it runs android but is missing the google apps preinstalled
6. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
It means that the phone has Google Android, and its just something manufacturers don't really have to include on their phones.